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Húrin of Emyn Arnen

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Revision as of 17:22, 9 August 2018

The name Húrin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Húrin (disambiguation).
Húrin
Gondorian
Biographical Information
Other names"of Emyn Arnen"
PositionSteward of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthMid-Third Age
Rulec. 1630s[1]
DeathMid-Third Age
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
Physical Description
GenderMale
Húrin of Emyn Arnen was the first recorded Steward of Gondor.

History

Húrin came from the hill region of Emyn Arnen and of noble Númenórean descent. Being a noble of high trust and wisdom, he was chosen to serve under King Minardil as Steward of Gondor.[2] During his service, Húrin laboured greatly on Gondor's behalf in the days of the Great Plague.[3]

Minardil's heirs opted to select their own Stewards not from any noble Gondorians, but from Húrin's sons and descendants; thus Stewardship was connected to the House of Húrin, and after some generations it became hereditary.[2]

Genealogy

HÚRIN
fl. 1634
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pelendur
1879 - 1998
 
 
 
 
Vorondil
1919 - 2029

References

  1. Obviously alive in T.A. 1634 when Minardil was slain; cf. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 208
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
Húrin of Emyn Arnen
Founder of House of Húrin
Born: Mid-Third Age Died: Mid-Third Age
Unknown
Steward to the King of Gondor
Mid-Third Age
Unknown
Next known: Pelendur